Gary Schmitt

Gary Schmitt is a resident scholar in strategic studies and American institutions at the American Enterprise Institute.

Gary Schmitt

Going to War Over Taiwan: Who Decides?

Even if Biden could justify U.S. intervention without congressional approval, it’s politically important to have the legislative branch on board.

Off the Cuff Won’t Cut It, Mr. President

Joe Biden’s statements on Taiwan and Russia’s nuclear threat have consequences.

If the GOP Loses the Senate, Look to Pennsylvania and Georgia

Nominating unqualified candidates in the primary could be costly in November.

Uncertainty Over Pelosi’s Taiwan Visit Exposes American Weakness

If she does not go, Beijing will have taken the measure of another American White House and found it to be more bark than bite.

Promising Signs From the NATO Summit

Russia’s aggression has prompted a formal Strategic Concept that is light years beyond what could have been agreed to even a year ago.

The Uncomfortable Truth of Biden’s Gaffe

There can be no real peace for Ukraine and no peace of mind for Eastern Europe if Vladimir Putin remains in power.

Biden’s Truman Moment

It’s time for an increase in America’s real ‘hard power.’

Cleaning Out the War Powers Closet

Congress reassesses which Authorizations for the Use of Military Force are past their sell-by date.

What We Have Yet to Learn About the Capitol Riots

Whether late-breaking intelligence supported significantly greater defenses remains to be seen.

The Problem Isn’t How We Elect Presidents. It’s How We Select Candidates.

The primary system has yielded nominees who are noteworthy less for their governing experience and more for their sales pitches to the people.